FHI 360 Moldova


This report covers the second quarter of the Moldova Partnerships for Sustainable Civil Society (MPSCS) project, a five-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by FHI 360.

 Some of the highlights of the work accomplished during this quarter include:

Objective 1: CSOs More Effectively Represent their Constituencies

  • 20 CSOs short-listed for Engage Program Partners grants.
  • Strongest project proposals short-listed for funding from the Engage Program Partners discussed by the Review Committee members (five representatives of local donors) on     April 30, 2014.
  • 16 short-listed Engage Program partner CSOs visited for the pre-award evaluation.
  • MPSCS refined a Gender Questionnaire to mainstream gender equality in CSOs’ organizational development and project implementation activities.

 Objective 2: The Institutional Capacities of Strategic Partners Developed

  • On May 20, 2014, MPSCS launched Round II of the Request for Applications (RFA) under the Support to Moldovan Civil Society Development Grants program.
  • Six project proposals submitted under Round II of the Support to Moldovan Civil Society Development Grants program evaluated by the Review Committee members on           June 17, 2014.
  • Pre-award organizational development assessment of 19 CSOs including 16 Engage Program Partners and 3 Strategic Partners carried out.
  • Organizational Development Assessment Tool (ODAT) revised and updated to be used in the next quarter with all MPSCS grantees.
  • MPSCS developed the Financial Sustainability Plan (FSP) tool to assist selected CSOs in fostering their financial sustainability.

 Objective 3: Enabling Environment More Conducive to Long-Term Sustainability of Civil Society

  • Agreement on cooperation reached with the State Chancellery and memorandum of understanding signed.
  • Annual conference on Parliament-CSO cooperation put forward recommendations for improving monitoring and coordination of Civil Society Development Strategy for 2012-     2015 implementation.
  • Draft amendments to the Law on Public Associations and the Law on Foundations submitted to Ministry of Justice.
  • First contract signed by the Ministry of Labor with a Moldovan CSO under the social contracting mechanism developed with MPSCS support.

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